ITT Interconnect Solutions recognized the medical industry's need for portability, increased functionality, and reliable mateability in diagnostic equipment. They have innovated upon their proven DL product line, the industry's first "Zero Insertion Force" technology, to achieve reductions in interconnect packaging while accommodating robust performance requirements. The designed QLC betters current industry requirements by providing a mating cycle capability of over 20,000 cycles while supplying a 65% smaller package with a full 260-pin configuration. The QLC provides increased customer flexibility by providing full intermateability with competitive products, ensuring that as you upgrade to the new QLC interface, legacy products will remain fully functional during your transition. In addition, ITT Cannon's new solderless QLC design eliminates the need for hand soldering fine pitch contact onto the PCB by deploying a two card edge design inserters. This new configuration eliminates soldering risk during the manufacturing process and reduces the assembly time and cost.